They Do “Elections” in Burma, Too


Burma's election is this weekend, and right on cue, here come the predictable headlines like "Internet service slowed across Burma." It's attributed to a "faulty connection."

Here's an election overview.

There are exile and dissident web sites, like Burma Election 2010, the Democratic Voice of Burma, and the best known, The Irrawaddy, and they make for pretty depressing reading. About the best you can hope for is that not a lot of people get hurt.

Here's a story from our trip to Burma in 1995, called Hurtling Unwisely Through Burma. There are a few photos in the Burma Gallery at

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